Candlelight vigil for Jack Layton planned in Vancouver
A candlelight vigil to remember Jack Layton is planned at the Vancouver Art Gallery tonight (August 22) at 8 p.m.
Layton, the 61-year-old leader of the federal NDP, passed away today at his home in Toronto after a fight with cancer.
As of this afternoon, more than 270 people had indicated they would attend the vigil, according to a Facebook page for the event.
Layton led the NDP to a breakthrough in the May 2 federal election that catapulted the party into the role of official Opposition for the first time ever.